XY083 : Over the Mountain of Snow!
Pokémon the Series: XY
XY085 : Mending a Broken Spirit!
Adventures in Running Errands!
XY084   EP883
Harimaron! Its First Errand!!
First broadcast
Japan August 13, 2015
United States October 10, 2015
English themes
Opening Be a Hero
Japanese themes
Opening ゲッタバンバン
Ending ガオガオ・オールスター
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 面出明美 Akemi Omode
Storyboard 尼野浩正 Hiromasa Amano
Assistant director 則座誠 Makoto Sokuza
Animation director 小関雅 Miyabi Ozeki
No additional credits are available at this time.

Adventures in Running Errands! (Japanese: ハリマロン!はじめてのおつかい!! Harimaron! Its First Errand!!) is the 84th episode of Pokémon the Series: XY, and the 883rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on August 13, 2015, in Canada on October 3, 2015, and in the United States on October 10, 2015.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.


Our heroes have stopped at a busy Pokémon Center to get out of the rain when the power goes out! Clemont soon discovers that a leak in the roof has caused a short circuit, and recruits Luxray, Pikachu, and Dedenne to serve as a temporary source of electricity while he fixes it. Ash climbs up to repair the leak, and Serena and Bonnie offer to help Nurse Joy take care of the Pokémon.

Clemont needs a replacement fuse, but he can’t leave the still-sparking fuse box unattended, and everyone else is still hard at work. So he sends Chespin and Bunnelby into town with a note for the shopkeeper! Along the way, the two Pokémon run into Team Rocket...but just as Ash shows up looking for Chespin and Bunnelby, they send the villains blasting off all by themselves!

Eventually, they acquire the new fuse and bring it back to Clemont, who gets the power going again, and all is well...all except for Chespin, who eats way too much at the victory feast and becomes the newly restored Pokémon Center’s first patient!


Ash and his friends reach a Pokémon Center after being caught in a downpour. In the meantime, Pikachu and Ash's other Pokémon receive a check up by Nurse Joy and Wigglytuff. After Bonnie exclaims that the rain is never going to stop, Clemont pulls out his invention called the "Weather Predictor" which collects data including the movement of rain clouds, wind, humidity and temperature to predict the weather, although the results will take a full day to come in. Clemont raises the analysis speed to make it work faster, but this causes the invention to explode.

Later, Ash receives his Pokémon back and Nurse Joy states they are all perfectly fine. The rain, however, has not stopped. The downpour manages to leak through the ceiling and causes a black out in the Pokémon Center. Clemont immediately asks if he can have a look at the main electricity system, so Nurse Joy and Wigglytuff guide them to it. With a quick inspection, Clemont realizes the leak has caused a short circuit. Nurse Joy worries because she is still in the middle of treating some Pokémon. Clemont is determined to fix the problem. Clemont calls out his Luxray, and suggests they use their Electric Pokémon could power the Pokémon Center for a while. As Luxray, Pikachu and Dedenne provide a charge, Clemont starts working on the repairs. Ash, Serena and Bonnie wish them good luck and leave.

Since all the equipment is down, Nurse Joy hands out Berries for the time being. Serena and Bonnie volunteer to help Nurse Joy hand out the berries, while Nurse Joy leaves to attend to a Pokémon requiring special treatment. Meanwhile, Ash decides that he will focus on repairing the roof, and climbs up to inspect the damage which proves to be a few missing shingles. He sends out Hawlucha and Frogadier to help. Firstly, he asks Frogadier to make some frubbles to stop him from slipping, which allows Ash to take a closer look at the damaged section. While Hawlucha holds down a plank of wood, Ash asks Frogadier to inspect the roof for more holes. Meanwhile, Bunnelby scrubs the wet floor down next to Clemont, while Dedenne snoozes off.

After a while, Nurse Joy comes to see Clemont and check on his progress. Clemont asks for a spare fuse. Nurse Joy replies that she has no spare, but that there is a store nearby. Suddenly, the system explodes again and Clemont goes hurriedly back into work. Chespin suddenly comes out of its Ball, and joins Bunnelby in heading out to get the fuse. Stepping outside, Clemont is pleased that rain has finally stopped. Clemont straps a purse around Chespin's neck containing instructions for Chespin to show the shopkeeper. He instructs Chespin and Bunnelby that the shop is straight down the path and warns them not to stray. Ash asks where the two are going to and Clemont answers that they are heading off on an errand. Clemont goes inside while Ash continues fixing the roof.

Spying an opportunity, Team Rocket set their sights on capturing Chespin and Bunnelby and to reel in Pikachu. Chespin soon becomes distracted, jumping in puddles, straying into a food shop and chasing after a Marill in admiration, with Bunnelby pulling Chespin into line each time. Chespin assures Bunnelby that everything is fine, and holds up the purse, only for a Fearow to swoop in and steal it. The two chase after it, Chespin attempts to retrieve the purse by using its vines. After this fails, Chespin throws Bunnelby into the air and Bunnelby successfully grabs onto the purse and retrieves it. The Fearow is unimpressed and chases after the two. Bunnelby digs a hole which they use to escape the Fearow. However, afterwards they realize they have strayed far off the path. Back at the Pokémon Center, Ash comes back inside after finishing the roof repairs and checks on Clemont and exclaims Chespin and Bunnelby have been gone for a long time. Ash decides to send out a search party, and calls out Fletchinder and Noibat to search from the air.

Meanwhile, Chespin and Bunnelby continue to the store, but eventually encounter Team Rocket. James asks them to surrender. However, Chespin and Bunnelby decide to fight them. Jessie sends out Gourgeist and commands her to use Shadow Ball. James takes out Inkay and asks them to surrender again. Meowth teases them that they cannot even do one simple errand, and Chespin remembers that Clemont is counting on it to finish the errand. Chespin charges forward, but Inkay retaliates with Tackle. James orders Inkay to fire a Psybeam but Bunnelby blocks it with Mud Shot. Jessie commands Gourgeist to use Seed Bomb, which Chespin blocks with Vine Whip. Jessie gets mad and commands Gourgeist to use Shadow Ball again. However, the attack is blocked by Fletchinder, and Ash and Noibat arrive on the scene and prepare to take the battle from there. However, Chespin sees an opportunity, and whispers its plan of attack to Bunnelby. Bunnelby follows through by digging and emerging to fire a Mud Shot directly at Team Rocket and their Pokémon. Chespin then uses Pin Missile causing Team Rocket to blast off. Afterwards, Ash remarks that he needn't need to worry all along and tells the pair to finish the errand.

Bunnelby and Chespin later return to the Pokémon Center, handing the purchased fuse over to Clemont. Clemont thanks them for their help before installing the new fuse to fix the system, while Luxray and Pikachu continue to power the Center. Clemont completes his repair job and turns the electricity back on. Nurse Joy thanks the group for all their help them, rewarding them with food. Clemont tells Chespin that it can eat all that it liked because of all its help. However, Chespin eats until it feels sick. Nurse Joy and Wigglytuff immediately rush Chespin off for treatment. While the others sigh, Serena jokes that Chespin is the first patient after the power has been turned back on.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the history page.


Pokémon debuts



Pokémon Quiz


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Jigglypuff (US and international)
Pokémon Quiz: Chespin (Japan)


The title card segment focuses on Clemont for this episode


  • When Ash is revealing Pikachu, he is seen wearing his backpack despite the fact that he left it earlier, but in the next scene, he isn't wearing it.
  • In one scene, Bunnelby's tooth is colored gray just like its skin instead of white.
  • According to this tweet by the series executive animation director Toshihito Hirooka, Tomohiro Koyama was incorrectly credited as animation director instead of as assistant executive animation director and Miyabi Ozeki was incorrectly credited as assistant animation director instead of as animation director in the ending credits.

Dub edits

  • The title card segment is read by Ash instead of Clemont.
  • Brilliantly was replaced with an instrumental song, and Chespin and Bunnelby's voices were added to the scene that was previously unvoiced in the dub.

In other languages

XY083 : Over the Mountain of Snow!
Pokémon the Series: XY
XY085 : Mending a Broken Spirit!
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